Indexing file server ?

By kkait ·
Have searched some forums, but got no clear answer to my questions. Pure interest:) Hopefully some of tr forum members can clear up some things. First - if im to enable indexing on our Win 2003 based file server (network shares, ~200GB), does it have any effect for users making queries/searches (for files on file server) from their pc's ? And second - if one could access indexing files on file server, could it be possible to "extract" its contents in a way that it is [easily] read (some critical information, payment, personal information, etc) ?


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Indexing makes it easier to find documents

by robo_dev In reply to Indexing file server ?

It's like tagging html documents, effectively.

I don't see any security risk in it, since you're just adding a search capability and the user has to have access to the original files for it to work, therefore there is no metadata that's not part of the original files.

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by kkait In reply to Indexing makes it easier ...

Ok, have read those links basically. What i was wondering, didnt mentioned of course :) is, if Win7 is able to search using file server's index, how about Win XP, 2000, .. ? Is windows search 4 able to do the same and how excessively does it use client machine's resources ?
And in first case, if client can access index file, how is permissions granted ? And since one can search from indexed files as well it arised small questionmark. Although i dont believe it is easy to achieve (reading/parseing index file), i'd be interested is it at all possible or not ?

Thanks for reply,

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